It’s hard to believe that 2016 marks the eleventh year of the Global Farmer Roundtable and the tenth presentation of the Kleckner Award. ?समय जरूर उड़ान भरता है. ?What started as a discussion about why there weren’t any farmers at the World Food Prize Symposium turned into action resulting in something special.

Back in 2006 व्यापार के बारे में सच्चाई & प्रौद्योगिकी, now the Global Farmer Network, decided it would invite some farmers from around the world to come to Des Moines, Iowa in October during the week of the World Food Prize Symposium for a roundtable discussion, and then to take part in the great activities the Symposium has to offer. ?The first year went very well, so it was organized the next year, and the following, और इसी तरह… the feedback from participants was fantastic, and it has proven to be a tremendous success.

इस साल, another incredibly impressive group of international farmers is gathered in Des Moines for the week or Oct 10-14 – the best way to keep up with what’s going is on social media -?@GlobalFarmerNet?and #GlobalFarmer, तथा?ग्लोबल किसान नेटवर्क?on Facebook.

Here’s a brief overview of who is here this year.

2016 Global Farmer Roundtable Participants

अर्जेंटीना ? सुश्री. Maria Beatriz ?Pilu? Giraudo ? Fifth generation family farmer, agronomy engineer, no till grain production and livestock. Grows soy, गेहूँ, जौ, मक्का और ज्वार. Outspoken advocate for no-till farming.

ब्राज़िल – श्री. L?ucio Alamy ? एक एमबीए कमाई और कृषि व्यवसाय में काम करने के बाद, एक सूअर के रूप में परिवार के व्यवसाय के लिए लौट आए, मांस और कॉफी निर्माता. एक ब्रांडेड सूअर का मांस उत्पाद की शुरूआत की है. FarmPage के सह-संस्थापक हैं.

कनाडा ? श्री. योआश VanOord ? Dairy farmer from New Brunswick, past president of the NB Young Farmers Forum, a true ag ambassador. Took over the 60 cow dairy from his father, installed robotic milkers. The farm hosts many visitors including school groups.

भारत ? श्री. PavitarPal Singh Pangli ? grows 100 गेहूं के एकड़ जमीन, चावल, basmati, fodder crops, प्याज, garlic and vegetables. Very involved in advancing technologies to help small and marginal farmers through a number of organizations.

इंडोनेशिया ? सुश्री. Arie Sulistyani ? Founded a women?s farming group in her village in order to transfer her knowledge of modern farming techniques to others. उसके खेत पर, वह मक्का बढ़ता है, सब्जियां, मिर्च और बागवानी पौधों.

मेक्सिको ? सुश्री. जॉर्जीना Gutierrez ? Fifth generation dairy farmer, 420 गायों, follow the pro-cross breeding system (Holstein-Montbeliarde-Swedish Red) जबसे 2003 with production of 35.5 liters/cow/day. Advocates for the dairy industry using Facebook.

नेपाल ? श्री. विष्णु हरि Poudyal ? Commercial dairy producer ? milks Nepali breeds, Holsteins, Jerseys and mixed breeds, pioneer in the region in following routine AI and vaccination protocols. Grows paddy, मक्का, wheat and cereals.

न्यूजीलैंड ? सुश्री. जेन स्मिथ ? Breeding operation in the sheep and beef industries ? export genetics to Australia and Bangladesh. बढ़ाएं चारा फसलों. न्यूजीलैंड के पशु चिकित्सा परिषद के और लाल मांस भागीदारी के बोर्ड के सदस्य.

रवांडा ? श्री. पियरे Kamere Munyura ? Coffee grower and processor ? 25 acres of coffee ? Former president of coffee exporters and processors association representing 200+ growers

स्पेन ? श्री. फ्रांसिस्को मैनुअल फर्नांडीज Camas ? किसान जो प्रबंधन करता है 3 खेतों, अपने परिवार के खेत सहित. मक्का का उत्पादन, कपास, टमाटर, आलू, मीठे चुक़ंदर, सूरजमुखी, गेहूं और छोला. The three farms total almost 2,000 acres and use innovative irrigation technology.

यूनाइटेड किंगडम ? श्री. जेक Freestone ? Farm manager at Overbury Farms ? 1560 गेहूं की हेक्टेयर, जौ, तिलहन बलात्कार, मटर, and runs 1,000 breeding ewes. Has converted 90% of the land to zero tillage. LEAF demonstration farmer.

संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका ? श्री. रिचर्ड Fordyce ? Fourth generation farmer who raises corn, soybeans and beef cattle. Director of Missouri Department of Agriculture.

जिम्बाब्वे ? सुश्री. सीधे Mashumba ? Inherited Chomwedzi Farm ? grows peas for export and has a plantation of 117 hectares of gumtree, 10 hectares of maize, पूरे भूरे रंग के चावल, sorghum and millet. She also breeds cattle. Recognized for leading African women toward mechanized farming.